I have some image processing and editing tasks like resizing images based on various algorithmic outputs such as largest cyclic edges/contour in the image, filtering out certain colors, as well as remove certain backgrounds similar to a green screen. I am more inclined towards using MATLAB for this. Are there any advantages over MATLAB if I use GIMP? Programming/Scripting language or API integration is not a factor. Thanks for the help!

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For algorithmic image manipulation there is very little that can equal OpenCV3.

  • Free, Gratis & Open Source
  • Cross Platform
  • Write your code in C++ for speed or python for rapid development
  • Huge number of image manipulations built in & optimised

While in the python field you should also look at image manipulations using NumPy, Sci-Kit Image & Pillow all of which have some major strengths.

  • Thanks. I totally missed out on that.
    – G.One
    Jan 6, 2017 at 13:38

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